Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan and Monaghan, Brendan Smith has welcomed the approval of 14 new housing posts for Cavan and Monaghan local authorities, announced today by party colleague and Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien.
Deputy Brendan Smith commented, “These new roles within the Cavan and Monaghan local authority housing delivery teams will assist the Councils in delivering their social housing targets. Additional social and affordable housing is urgently required. With the approval of these new posts, we are ensuring that the local authorities have the capacity to deliver the scale of social housing delivery required.”
The Cavan and Monaghan TD added: “Housing for All, the Government’s new housing Plan, commits to strengthening the capacity of Local Authorities to initiate, design, plan, develop and manage housing projects. The Plan acknowledges that this requires the resourcing of housing delivery teams and the posts being announced today include a wide range of positions from engineers to quantity surveyors and architects with provision also made for the necessary administrative resources.”
Commenting Minister Darragh O’Brien added, “In September this year, the Government published our new housing strategy, ‘Housing for All’. It is the most comprehensive housing plan in the history of the State backed by an unprecedented €4bn per year.
“Under ‘Housing for All’, we will deliver nearly 90,000 new build social homes by 2030 and we have put a very clear focus on the delivery of new build projects.
“My Department has been working with the Housing Delivery Coordination Office (HDCO) and the County and City Management Association (CCMA) to identify capacity limitations and additional staffing resources required to deliver our objectives.”